The airfares will come down only if steps are taken to resume regular services and operate more flights.
The latest decision of the Kuwait Government to ease norms for issuing visiting visas is going to benefit thousands of expatriates from Kerala working in Kuwait.
The airfare from Kochi to Kuwait is a whopping Rs 2,43,308! This is the airfare for September 9 listed on the Jazeera Airways website on Friday.
The move comes as a big relief to Indians, especially Malayalis. Of the 1.54 million Indians in Saudi Arabia, 80 per cent are from Kerala.
On an average 1,300 to 1,400 people fly to European countries from Kochi daily.
Airfares have been hiked seven to eight times by almost all the airlines from last week's rates, without offering any convincing justification
The airlines said in a press release that it will operate direct flights four times a week between Mumbai and Doha while passengers can avail flights twice a week from Kochi and Kannur airports.
The IATA travel pass is a mobile app that can be used by passengers to obtain and store their COVID-19 test results from accredited laboratories.
They said a Malayali visa agent in Ajman and her husband have been torturing them. They requested help to return home.
Stiglitz said diversification held the key to Kerala's future. He identified tourism as a potential growth area.